System to prevent people from using mobile phones while driving
To prevent people from using mobile phones while driving, Divyam suggests placing touch sensors on the gear lever and the steering.
This means that both the hands need to be either on the steering or on the steering and the gear lever. If anytime, the driver’s hand is not on either steering or gear lever (for more than designated seconds), the system will infer that either s/he is using a mobile phone or not carefully handling the steering.
Based on this, the system may react, which can be preprogrammed.
This reaction, as per the programming, may be slowing down the vehicle and bringing it to a halt after some delay, moving to side by giving indicator or simply giving an alert alarm to the driver.
He is 2010 IGNITE Award recipient and the patent (2602/DEL/2010) for his invention is filed by NIF.